100 Artists 1000 Cups was an exhibit designed to highlight the depth and breadth of American potters today. This interconnected list of one hundred artists spans seven decades and almost every American state. Each artist sent ten cups, for a grand total of one thousand. One hundred cups were displayed at all times, one from each artist. Once a cup was purchased it was replaced with another cup by the same artist. Each artist answered a series of questions exploring pivotal relationships amongst makers as mentors and mentees. It is our hope that the exhibit and this publication encourage conversation on the intersecting nature of makers, issues of influence and different models for learning, whilst providing access for students, artists and collectors to the work of artists both new and established.